BOLLO AT BERNS
In collaboration with Håkan Ullberg, I curated a unique photography exhibition by photographer and comedian Dave Brown at Berns in Stockholm.
In the UK, Brown is best known for his character Bollo the Gorilla in the hugely popular, award-winning comedy show The Mighty Boosh. As well as being broadcast as a TV series on the BBC, The Mighty Boosh has had two sell-out tours of the UK, as well as shows in the USA and Australia. In the show, Dave Brown plays Bollo the Gorilla, a popular and well-known character among the British public. And it was due to his role as Bollo the Gorilla that he was invited to spend a few hours with the real-life gorilla Mjukuu at Chessington Zoo, south of London. The encounter resulted in a number of fantastic photos and a semi-final place in the prestigious Wildlife Portrait Awards. Some of these photos were exhibited at Berns Asiatiska, together with images from the series Tough Crowd, which presents photographic portraits of other successful British comedians recalling their worst ever gigs.
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/ Jenny Theolin